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PETERSON'S TOWER

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PETERSON'S TOWER

List entry Number: 1296880

Location

PETERSON'S TOWER, BARROWS LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sway

National Park: NEW FOREST

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 144435

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History

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Details

SZ 29 NE SWAY BARROWS LANE

13/14 Peterson's Tower 11.4.75 GV II*

Folly tower. 1879-1885 for ATT Peterson. Mass concrete built in lifts, the concrete being rammed into wooden frames. Tower is 66m high, slender,of square plan, with higher polygonal stair-turret and lantern on top. Of plinth and 3 stages, 10 storey, centre stage larger, between stages moulded string, on each face of each stage recessed pointed panel, window inside mostly pointed but general style was intended to be Indian as drum and domes of stair-turret and lantern are. At ground floor level 2 single storey wings. Peterson wanted to be entombed on top, with a permanent strong light, this was not allowed. Landmark in tradition of C18 "follies", and remarkably early example of concrete construction.

Listing NGR: SU3267299446

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National Grid Reference: SZ 27987 96740

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